Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.58mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.66mi
  4. Distance: 0.89mi
  1. Distance: 0.58mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.66mi
  4. Distance: 0.89mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.58mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.66mi
  4. Distance: 0.89mi
  1. Distance: 0.58mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.66mi
  4. Distance: 0.89mi

About Dos Urban Cantina

First opening doors in late 2015 in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Dos is a partnership between husband and wife team, Chef Brian Enyart (14-year veteran of Frontera Grill/Topolobampo) and Pastry Chef Jennifer Jones Enyart (Charlie Trotter’s, Topolobampo).

Inspired by the boldness and bounty of Mexico, the menu is an original interpretation of Mexican cuisine that embraces contemporary flavors and ingredients.

Since opening, the restaurant has been named one of Chicago Magazine’s Top 5 “Best New Restaurants” and a recipient of The Michelin Guide’s 2017 Bib Gourmand. Dos has received a multitude of recognitions from the Chicago Tribune, including the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Happy Hour, 2017 Critic’s Choice Award winner for Pastry Chef of Year, as well as being hailed as “the most important Mexican restaurant since Topolobampo” by Phil Vettel.

Dinner service Wednesday through Sunday and Sunday brunch.

2829 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday - Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Mozart

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 661-6452

Website:
http://www.dosurbancantina.com/

Public Transit:
Five blocks south of "L" blue line California stop.

Executive Chef:
Brian Enyart

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Dos Urban Cantina Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
See All
Creative Cuisine (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Authentic (16)
Fun (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Casual (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Tapas (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Spicy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sort by
S
445 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I like the mezcal drink selection. Salmon tartare, seared pork belly and chocolate cake were great!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, nice ambience but way too noisy for us. Will go back only on a weeknight.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was a culinary adventure deep into the folds of our grey matter.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We went here for a birthday celebration and the food and service were wonderful! Already planning my next trip back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very creative Mexican cuisine. This is not surprising, considering that the chefs are Frontera alums. My friend and I really enjoyed everything we tasted, especially the tamal tots, octopus and chicken in adobo. The dips and chips and tres leche cake were fine, just more ordinary. This place is an amazing value. During happy hour, their excellent margaritas are just $5, as are the appetizers. But really, it's an excellent value anyway, considering the creativity and quality of the food. Two margaritas, two appetizers and two entrees were just $70. And it wasn't hard to find free street parking very close to the restaurant on a weeknight. I definitely will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value5

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Neighborhood Mexican gourmet restaurant. Don't miss the guacamole and the special margaritas.
Will definitely be a regular.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Exceptional all around. We left and my husband had to listen to me going on about how good everything was for the entire walk home. Now several weeks later, and I'm still eager to go back to try some new things, but also to revisit some of the great things we tasted. Fantastic cocktails. The dishes all were wonderfully seasoned and had little twists that elevated them beyond my expectations. We got the salmon tartare, sweet corn tamal with a wonderfully smokey tomato salsa, seared pork belly, and braised short rib with a nopal salad, and I would recommend all of them. I wish I had more of the nopal salad. The dish was perfectly balanced, it didn't need more salad, but it was so good, I would have happily ordered that on its own as a side. Also, if you find yourself in the same predicament we encountered when trying to choose a dessert, let me just say that you probably won't regret ordering both the chocolate cake and the coconut tres leches.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Pretty good, but not great. Was expecting more/better based on the rating.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good price and tasty!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This location was great, I️ was looking for an authentic Mexican brunch... (just Mexican good with champagne!) I️ read another review and they made it seem like it was a buffet but this was not the case. The have a small list of typical Mexican food with a few new dishes up their sleeves. I️ tried the shredded beef sopa and it was great, just wished it was a little More spicy and flavorful. I️ also got one of their specials, it was chorizo with 2 fried eggs and a corn/hominy mix ... I️ originally went there for the chilaquiles but changed my mind with the special... I️ will definitely go back, this is great for large groups and people of all ages and sizes.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great staff, service, drinks and food, as always!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I've been to Dos Urban several times. They really do have the best margaritas in town. Awesome guac as well. The food is good, although honestly this time not as good as I'd remembered. A few of the dishes came out of the kitchen luke warm. I had the vegetarian main option, which had a nice little cook and was good. My dining partners had the octopus, good, but cool, the chicken wings - a bit too sweet and sticky for me - and the desert was just fair.
I was disappointed that a couple of the dishes I've had in the past are off the menu - the wonderful tuna tostada and the whole fish. Maybe they'll be back next time.

The service is very attentive.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our table of four shared a variety of small plates and a couple of entrees. The variety and adventurous nature of the menu were a delight. We enjoyed the cocktails, beer selection and desserts. Plus, our waiter was terrific. The Happy Hour value menu made it a treat we can repeat!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

All of the food and drink were delicious. I felt like we were recommended to order 2-3 dishes too many for our group of 6, but no regrets there.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Holy mole! Every dish that came out got better and better. We had such a lovely time and can’t wait to come back. They even sent us home with dessert for our anniversary because we were too full to eat it there- such a nice touch!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dos never disappoints! This time, I brought some out of town pals, and they were very impressed. Food was delicious, and our server was one of the best I've had in recent memory. Standouts were the Lofty Skies cocktail, Shrimp Taquitos, Brussels Sprouts, Carnitas (of course), and the Date Pudding. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere. Food was average. We disliked the gnocchi dish and felt the ceviche was lacking flavor. I was not impressed with the spicy margarita which I had been looking forward to, but they had a great Mexican wit beer. Dessert was unique and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service2
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not your typical Mexican restaurant. We had the shared plates which are much more like tapas than traditional Mexican fare. The emphasis was on creating unique combinations. Highlights included the raw scallops with chile, octopus and pork belly but everything was good or better. The drinks were likewise creative and interesting. Highly recommended for those who like to try new things.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food with many enticing dishes and a great menu format for sharing and trying multiple smaller or medium size dishes. This makes it a great option for family or casual gatherings.
Despite the fact that the place was not very full, the service was quite slow and it was difficult to get the attention of our server when we needed something. Otherwise the service was friendly and competent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was so good! Loved the Jitterbug cocktail, the chips and dip, the octopus, and the short ribs. Friends loved everything too! It was my first time, but I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. We were there at 5:00 pm on a Sunday with two kids. It wasn't real crowded when we arrived, but by the time we left it was filling up. We had several of the small plates and one person had an entree. It was all delicious. Our server also knew what wines to recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent experience the food was exceptional and we will be going back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good small plates, and generous portions. Sauces moles, etc. excellent and unique. Good direction from server regarding portion sizes and appropriate amounts to order per person. Very nice cocktail choices. Small plates are better than the large (chicken/mole dish chicken ) we ordered and a better value. Only negative was dessert. They tout themselves for having wonderful dessert however I think they overthink these items. Combination of flavors did not work for us. The apple crisp was loaded with crisp and not enough apples. The "sugar" pie was odd, more like a cream pie. We did not have the famous chocolate cake which is suppose to be wonderful.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. A definite go to.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

2nd time there, food very good, excellent cocktails. Will return for sure

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a terrific evening. The margaritas were smooth The four small plates were so delish. Our server was fun and attentive not pushy. Can’t wait to return. Thank you!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was good, well prepared and fresh. I didn't love the 'risotto' or the 'gnocchi', but the salmon was spectacular! The two fishes I didn't love could have been better conceived. A lot of the issue was the 'dude' waiting on us. Not a very good menu guide at all. And mostly a step late all night. Overall I would definitely go back. Quality drinks, food and people. Maybe just a slightly off night?

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place was great from apps to dessert. The chocolate cake was the highlight of the meal. Service was prompt. Spent 170 for three people including drinks.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They have it all perfected at DUC! From savory to sweet to service!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very disappointing food, 3 out of 5 dishes tasted like mush and had texture of mush. No subtlety or distinction of flavors. Even seasonal ingredients could not be appreciated. Completely lacking in eye appeal. Best dish was the mushrooms.

Wine was quite good and well priced. Nice atmosphere, nice server.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was delicious! We showed up a bit late to our resos but the staff was still very accommodating and gave us outdoor seating! Will be back for sure and highly recommend!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The temperature inside the dining area was unbearable. It was extremely hot. I'm not sure if the a/c was broken or if they were trying to mimic the temperature in the Mexican desert. It made it difficult to enjoy our meal which played a major factor in this review. We just wanted to hurry up and get out of there!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service3
value2

 
 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food here is absolutely outstanding. Very unusual and very delicious. Desserts are especially wonderful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

happy hour was the bomb! the$5 margs were yummy and the half priced apps were sooooo good. The ceviche and wings were my fav. 10/10 I will definitely go back for another happy hour. Wish i couldve been sat outside, 45 minute wait bc its so nice out there. Inside was still nice too though!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I Guess I expected more from Dos. The salmon tapa was excellent and I always love home made tortillas. However, I am not a fan of pre-made drinks and I don't think high end restaurants should have them.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was different, in a good way. The carne asada was a little too raw for my taste and it lacked sabor. I would have loved to try more small plates but we had a tiny table, don't think it would have fit. Our waitress was great and also gave us a heads up when she saw that we might order too much. They have a mezcal selection in a menu that was not readily available so be sure to ask for it if you are interested in more than just beer and cocktails. Overall it was a great dining experience with very good food. Fun space too.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was my second visit. Enjoyed it even more the second time with just 3 of us. Sat in a cozy corner back booth. Good tunes. Every dish was flat out delicious. High end cuisine but so approachable. Our family is not keen on shared food but this place works for that. Fantastic cocktails. Recommend Ceviche, grilled mushrooms with chestnut cornbread, mole, carnitas. Dessert is so good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

All the reviews are accurate -- great food in Logan square. Creative kitchen, and adept front-of-house. 1st rate.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This was our third visit. We liked it from the start, but it keeps getting better. This time everything we had - and, as a group of six we had a lot - was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

Super tasty! Would definitely recommend. We ordered the beautiful scallops, the brown butter pancakes (covered in fresh fruit and a delicious brown butter sauce), carnitas (with black beans and homemade corn tortillas), and the chilaquiles (spicy and fresh, great portion).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.